As of April 1, Jamestown Convenience Care will be closing.
The facility, part of the Family Health Medical Services, officially opened its doors in Jamestown in 2011 at 320 Prather Ave., Suite 200. The facility offered patients with acute medical issues such as sore throats, small cuts, or other non-life-threatening injuries or medical problems, the ability to be seen quickly, easily and efficiently. The purpose of the facility was to see patients who may not have been able to be seen by their primary doctor, or who do not want to wait in the emergency room for hours to take care of something minor.
Jamestown Convenience Care will now be converted into an extension of Family Health Medical Services primary care facility to serve the core population of their practice. BJ Buonaiuto, Family Health Medical Services spokesperson, said with another urgent care facility opening in Jamestown, and the expansion of the hospital's emergency room, Jamestown Convenience Care was no longer needed.
''With the presence of a recently modernized and more efficient emergency room at WCA Hospital and the opening of Five Star Urgent Care, patients in the community will still have access to care for their urgent issues,'' she said.
Family Health Medical Services started in October 1982 by Dr. Robert Berke. The business has around 97 employees, which includes 20 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as clinical, support and administrative staff. Services include annual and periodic preventive health services, routine child and adult care, prompt sick and emergency care, newborn services, employment and education physicals, pain management, chronic disease management and support, and nursing home care.
Along with Berke, Dr. Alexander Selioutski and Dr. Albert Persia also lead the primary care team.
Last year, the practice earned certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home. The certification illustrates a model of care that emphasizes a partnership between providers and their patients to achieve high-quality care. In the family-oriented environment, the staff works in partnership with patients to promote and protect good health. Along with patients, physicians explore a variety of approaches to treatment. Patients receive health- and disease-related education. Preventive health services are offered to every patient while respecting a patient's individual beliefs.
For more information, visit www.fhmsmed.com.